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      09-13-2010, 02:10 PM   #45
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My errors costed me about 2/3 of the roll (about 400 inches out of 600). You should PM PUMPD for pricing, I paid 400 for mine but that's because I was on backorder.
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So is this stony point car meet a show? When is it? Jeanchristopherphelix u coming bro? Can u bring my vinyl lol? Jp
haha my bad. It's just a meet. I meant are you going to show up. Sorry to hear about your accident. I'll be giving you a call probably end of this week to talk vinyl.
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haha my bad. It's just a meet. I meant are you going to show up. Sorry to hear about your accident. I'll be giving you a call probably end of this week to talk vinyl.
I have a wedding to go to but there's nothing more important than a rare BMW meet down here so I'll def make it.
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I have a wedding to go to but there's nothing more important than a rare BMW meet down here so I'll def make it.
Idk about everyone else but I'd like to start meeting once a month or so to at least kick back and have a couple beers. maybe setup a cruise some time before it gets too cold ???
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Can't....stop.....wrapping....
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I'm down to meet up once a month to make up my absence this time!
you gonna get punished for not coming this time so we r not going to talk to you when you show up next month. haha jp
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sup batman...it was cool meeting you at the Import Faceoff show!
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Can't....stop.....wrapping....
Oh man, i am gonna do that. That looks so legit.
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sup batman...it was cool meeting you at the Import Faceoff show!
Mosdef bro u coming this sat?
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Mosdef bro u coming this sat?
unfortunately i can't make it this time....hopefully next time around.
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also JUST about to order a roll of gloss black vinyl for my chrome trim from bmwshadowline.com, but very hesitant considering all the "imperfections" others have noted on their DIY jobs. i dunno.

As I read your post, Jean, maybe I should order TWO rolls... Also, since I have no idea what I'm about to try to do, what do you mean spray, then squeegee? As in you spray between the vinyl and the car, then squeegee off the car, but there is some residual soapy water on the sticky side of the vinyl ?

Shieldze, maybe we could attempt at the same time and compare notes? Lemme know and if so I'll place my order. BTW, where'd you order from?
The shadowline trim takes a little bit of practice at first. Some hints, keep some tension on both sides (above and below) and try to actually wrap it with tension instead of just setting it down and "squeegeeing" it on the trim. The greatest tool to smoothen it out/adhere it is your finger, the little squeegee i got from them always gave me bubbles if used it on anything except the edges. Use painters tape to tape the end of the vinyl to keep tension in it so it stays straight and doesn't wrinkle up. Also make sure you leave enough room on the sides and cut all seams (if any) straight because they will be noticeable in the sunlight from close. I did the matte black from shadowline and I wouldnt order two rolls unless you are really bad at this kind of stuff because I had enough leftover to do half my trim over again (E90, for the bottom straight trim pieces under the window, i cut the vinyl in half like recommended by bmwshadowline.com). You need to be patient. Honestly, It took me 6-8 hrs to do my trim. But it drastically changes the look of the car. Other than my wheels, my favorite mod to look at ive done so far, makes it so clean.
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